Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

One of the better Kosta Browne’s I’ve had. It’s a crowd pleaser right now. Decanted 3 1/2 hours. Still youthful. Lots of dark cherries, ripe, brambly blackberries, black plum, dry cranberries, black raspberries, plum & notes of blueberries. Tree sap with bark, dark chocolate, mocha, some caramel, beautifully soft, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanillin, dark, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, black pepper, limestone, dry, crushed rock powder, shades of mint, dry, river stone, moist clay, anise leaning to hint of true black licorice, mid sweet tarriness with slightly withering; black, red, blue flowers framed in violets. Excellent round acidity. The finish shows lush fruits & slides into spice & earth. It’s well knitted & balanced and persists minutes. Oh yeah...that’s my decanter ornament to the right!

One of the better Kosta Browne’s I’ve had. It’s a crowd pleaser right now. Decanted 3 1/2 hours. Still youthful. Lots of dark cherries, ripe, brambly blackberries, black plum, dry cranberries, black raspberries, plum & notes of blueberries. Tree sap with bark, dark chocolate, mocha, some caramel, beautifully soft, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanillin, dark, rich, forest floor with dry leaves, black pepper, limestone, dry, crushed rock powder, shades of mint, dry, river stone, moist clay, anise leaning to hint of true black licorice, mid sweet tarriness with slightly withering; black, red, blue flowers framed in violets. Excellent round acidity. The finish shows lush fruits & slides into spice & earth. It’s well knitted & balanced and persists minutes. Oh yeah...that’s my decanter ornament to the right!

9.3

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

I recently went to a Private Equity Wine Tasting Gala and they had 8 Kosta Browne wine to taste, Wow! Hard to pick a best as they were all good, but the Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 stood out. Aged for 15 months in French Oak (49% new), with aromas of dried red fruits, tangy citrus and floral notes. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors with interesting spice and savory dusty tannins. The finish is long, ending with earthy mineral characteristics. Tasting Sample.

I recently went to a Private Equity Wine Tasting Gala and they had 8 Kosta Browne wine to taste, Wow! Hard to pick a best as they were all good, but the Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 stood out. Aged for 15 months in French Oak (49% new), with aromas of dried red fruits, tangy citrus and floral notes. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors with interesting spice and savory dusty tannins. The finish is long, ending with earthy mineral characteristics. Tasting Sample.

9.4

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Awesome Pinot from 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands of Kosta Browne. Beautiful fruit of Black cherry and plum . Awesome mid palate with great acidity and body. Wonderful mouthfeel. Compliments the finisher of Labor Day 2016 and #Hermine weather 2016! With Master chef K Beatty! Bravo on food and wines!!! CB 95...

Awesome Pinot from 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands of Kosta Browne. Beautiful fruit of Black cherry and plum . Awesome mid palate with great acidity and body. Wonderful mouthfeel. Compliments the finisher of Labor Day 2016 and #Hermine weather 2016! With Master chef K Beatty! Bravo on food and wines!!! CB 95...

9.5

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

2014 Single Vineyard Kosta Browne. Rather easy drinking. Good stuff, though for '14s, I prefer their standard RRV

2014 Single Vineyard Kosta Browne. Rather easy drinking. Good stuff, though for '14s, I prefer their standard RRV

9.0

Manny Canales Delectable Pro

Hey now!

Hey now!

9.5

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Another new release by Kosta Browne. I'd rate this one (Santa Lucia Highlands) somewhere between the '14 Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley (my favorite)

Another new release by Kosta Browne. I'd rate this one (Santa Lucia Highlands) somewhere between the '14 Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley (my favorite)

9.2

David Walser

Celebrating dual birthday’s out on the town. Nice to be out with friends that we haven’t seen in a year and sharing a nice bottle of Kosta.

Celebrating dual birthday’s out on the town. Nice to be out with friends that we haven’t seen in a year and sharing a nice bottle of Kosta.

9.3

Gene Vincent

Christening the new wine cellar...

Christening the new wine cellar...

9.5

Robert Evans Jr

Another Day Another Pairing. Today was 18 Hour Smoked Pork Butt paired with 2014 KB SLH. My favorite Pinot Pairings Pork or Pizza! Today was Pork. Serious Diet when Quarantine is over!!!

Another Day Another Pairing. Today was 18 Hour Smoked Pork Butt paired with 2014 KB SLH. My favorite Pinot Pairings Pork or Pizza! Today was Pork. Serious Diet when Quarantine is over!!!

9.5

Charles Garrison

Darker fruits with a hint of raspberry...found to be surprisingly intriguing. Will be interested in seeing how this develops over next couple of years

Darker fruits with a hint of raspberry...found to be surprisingly intriguing. Will be interested in seeing how this develops over next couple of years

9.1

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